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Genentech Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Research Fellowships

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Postdoc
Investigators for Macular Degeneration Research

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Deadline Date:

09/01/19 11:59 PM ET


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Fellowships of $40,000 to USA, Canada, and International postdoctoral researchers affiliated with nonprofit or academic institutions for studies that address macular degeneration disorders related to aging. Funding is intended for two types of grants: Basic research in the comprehension of age-related macular degeneration (AMD); and Translational AMD research that focuses on therapeutics (not yet in clinical trials). Funding from the fellowship may be used for research and related salary and benefits.

Recipients will be expected to submit their findings for possible presentation at an ARVO Annual Meeting and publish results, as appropriate.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181966

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each research fellowship (basic and translational) is $40,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are for a period of one year and must commence within six months of award notification.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include newly established investigators who are age 45 or younger at the application deadline and have received their MD, PhD or equivalent degree within the past 10 years (2009-2019).

-Candidates must hold an MD, PhD, DVM, DO, OD or equivalent degree
-Applicant must serve as the Principal Investigator on the project
-No geographical restrictions
-Applicants are not required to be members of ARVO
-Applicants must currently be working in nonprofit or academic research centers
-Previous recipients are not eligible

Funds may not be used for purchasing equipment. No overhead fees can be assessed.

Pre-Application Information:

2019 Genentech AMD Fellowships Timeline:
-Application opens: July 1, 2019
-Application closes: September 1, 2019 (11:59 pm U.S. Eastern time)
-Recipients notified: November 2019

Applications are accepted via online application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

ARVO Foundation for Eye Research
1801 Rockville Pike, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852-5622

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